Were medieval people burnt as witches if they had a big nose?
Please no Yanks unless you know something about this
- TheSicilianSageLv 7hace 1 mes
Witchcraft has always been a CIVIL and NOT A RELliGIOUS crime (going back to at least the Roman Empire) ... As a matter of fact, during the middle ages, the Church was against prosecuting so-called "witches", insisting that they were merely uninformed persons.
- staisilLv 7hace 1 mes
Heresy, blasphemy, severe changes in the climate and ecological disasters were some of the main reasons people were burned at the stake. So-called witches just became a scapegoat for anything that went wrong.
- robert2020Lv 6hace 1 mes
Only if they also had:
A black cat
A flying broom
Were old and had warts
Made strange herbal brews
Maybe a pointed hat.
- guvnor ravenhillLv 7hace 1 mes
no, that is an old wives tale.